Value Versus Price
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. Value Versus Price
Here’s a little story to illustrate the difference between Value Versus Price. Once upon a time, a local nursing home called because the local furniture store recommended me. They wanted a bid to clean 7,000 square feet of corridors, halls in the facility. After measuring it up, I gave the administrator my price. Based on the story I heard through the grapevine (last guys didn’t get it clean – just wet. And it smelled like a wet dog for 2 days), I expected my price to be higher. It soon became apparent the previous guys were pretty proud of themselves – they had charged 50% more than me!
She quickly accepted my offer (before I changed my mind) and we set about with the security guy to schedule the work. It had to be done after dinner (7:00 P.M.) and completed before it got too late (patients had to sleep). I said, “How about Monday and Tuesday evenings? The security guy says, “Which one?” I said, “Both, why? How long did it take the last guys?” He said, they were in at 7:00 and out by 10:00.” I said, “You mean two guys did 7,000 square feet in 3 hours and charged 50% more than I’m charging and left it dirty and wet and smelling like a wet dog for 2 days and got paid?”
He said, “Yep.”
It took my 3-man crew 9 hours over 2 nights. We left the carpet clean, fresh, and dry. That’s value and price!
A List of Slime, Grime, and Livestock: That’s Seeping, Creeping & Galloping Through Your Carpet & Furniture.
You work hard to keep your home clean and free of dirt, bugs, and allergens. But did you know that even when your carpet looks clean and spot-free, they might actually be home to all sorts of unwanted guests?
Carpet & Furniture not only beautifies and insulate your homes from the cold, it also traps and filters dust, bacteria, debris and much more, which makes it a hotbed of bacteria. This can be problematic, as you can unknowingly introduce microorganism from the outdoors and into your carpet. But enough of that lets see that list.
A-Z LIST to the Slime, Grime, and Livestock
That’s Seeping, Creeping and Galloping Through Your Carpets & Furniture.
- A – Asphalt
- B – Bacteria
- C – Car exhaust, Chemicals, Coffee
- D – Dirt, Dust
- E – Earth
- F – Fertilizer, Food particles, Fungus
- G – Gravel, Grease, Grit
- H – Hair, Herbicides
- I – Industrial waste
- J – Jelly
- K – Kool Aid
- L – Lint
- M – Milk, Mud
- N – Nicotine
- O – Orange juice
- P – Pesticides, Pet stains, Pollen, Pollutants, Rock
- S – Sand, Soda, Soil, Soot
- T – Tar, Tobacco
- S – Smoke
- U – Urine
- V – Vomit
- Y – Yucky stuff
Plus, don’t forget living creatures, such as fleas, dust mites, and other parasites and germs that live, hide, and breed in your carpet & upholstery. Once they set up housekeeping, they multiply. (Will you help us? We’re trying to find at least one thing that’s in your carpet and furniture for every letter of the alphabet. So far, we don’t have anything for Q, W, X,or Z. If you can think of something that could be in your carpet or furniture that begins with these letters – or any other letters – please call, 973-343-7627 write, or e-mail us and we’ll consider including them in our next- consumer’s guide blog.)